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About the Challenge
Asian American Futures and Gold House are proud to launch the 2022 Gold Futures Challenge, an exciting, online model for philanthropy that will award ten prizes ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 to Asian American and Pacific Islander (“AAPI”) organizations for projects that ensure our communities are Seen, Heard, Empowered, and United.
We invite organizations to submit project proposals that will help AAPI individuals and communities be Seen, Heard, Empowered and United.
Means accurate and meaningful representation for AAPI individuals and communities.
Means a strong, unified voice that effectively advocates for AAPI needs and causes.
Means ensuring that all AAPIs have the resources and agency to positively affect their own lives and the lives of others.
Means a unified, pan-AAPI identity lifting up diverse AAPI ethnic groups and allying with Black, Latino, Indigenous communities and other communities of color.
The Gold Futures Challenge will award ten prizes totalling $500,000. The prize amounts will be determined by public vote from a pool of ten Finalists chosen by our Selection Committee.
In addition to providing the Top 5 subscriptions to their platform, Resilia will also sponsor a $1,000 mini-grant that will go to a Gold Futures Challenge Applicant.
Dinner Guys Giving Circle is sponsoring a mini grant for organizations that focus on AAPI LGBTQ+ Elders. This is an additional opportunity for organizations to receive funding who focus on this target population.
The Beyond 2 Cents Giving Circle is sponsoring a mini-grant of $2000 to fund to any LGBTQ+ AAPI paid staff organization with a focus on leadership development. All Gold Futures Challenge applications that fit this criteria will be eligible.
In addition to monetary prizes to support the winning programs, our winners will also receive the following non-monetary awards and opportunities:
- All TEN FINALISTS will receive a membership into the Gold House Future Network.
- All TEN FINALISTS will be invited to participate in the Node Institute, a series of professional development workshops hosted by Node, a non-profit social education network to empower AAPI community leaders.
- All TEN FINALISTS will receive a 1-year subscription to Catchafire, an organization that strengthens the social good sector by matching professionals who want to donate their time with nonprofits who need their skills.
- The TOP FIVE FINALISTS will receive a 1-year membership to Resilia.
Donate & Support Gold Futures Challenge
Join us in our dream to democratize philanthropy that’s FOR AAPI, BY AAPI.
For too long, grantmaking has been elitist and top-down, and has largely ignored the needs of the AAPI community. The Gold Futures Challenge is a first-of-its-kind idea: we’re using an online funding and voting model not only to democratize our grant-making, but also to bring visibility to AAPI-serving organizations among a new audience, new donors, new volunteers, and new potential partners. In doing so, we also hope to build unity among AAPI communities across the country.
Want to help AAPI communities to be SEEN, HEARD, EMPOWERED, and UNIFIED?
Donate to the Gold Futures Challenge today!